Mississippi Valley State officially released its 2014 football schedule Friday, consisting of 11 games — including two non-conference matchups to begin the season.
The Delta Devils will kick off their first season under new head coach Rick Comegy on Aug. 30 when they host University of Faith (Fla.) at 4 p.m. at Rice-Totten Stadium. It will mark the first-ever matchup between MVSU and the University of Faith, which competes in the American Small College Athletic Association.
MVSU will wrap up its non-conference schedule on Sept. 6 at Illinois State, a team that finished 5-6 overall in 2013 and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference. It will mark the first time the teams have met on the gridiron.
In all, the Delta Devils will host five teams: University of Faith (Aug. 30), Alcorn State (Sept. 20), Alabama A&M (Sept. 27), Prairie View A&M (Oct. 18) and Grambling State (Nov. 8). Valley will be on the road at Illinois State (Sept. 6), Alabama State (Sept. 13), Texas Southern (Oct. 4), Jackson State (Oct. 11), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 1) and Southern University (Nov. 15).
The Delta Devils will celebrate homecoming on Oct. 18 when Prairie View A&M comes to town.
|08/30||University of Faith||Itta Bena, MS||4:00 PM|
|09/06||Illinois State University||Normal, IL||6:30 PM|
|09/13||Alabama State University||Montgomery, AL||TBA|
|09/20||Alcorn State University||Itta Bena, MS||4:00 PM|
|09/27||Alabama A&M University||Itta Bena, MS||4:00 PM|
|10/04||Texas Southern University||Houston, TX||7:00 PM|
|10/11||Jackson State University||Jackson, MS||2:00 PM|
|10/18||Prairie View A&M University||Itta Bena, MS||2:00 PM|
|11/01||Arkansas – Pine Bluff||Pine Bluff, AK||2:00 PM|
|11/08||Grambling State University||Itta Bena, MS||2:00 PM|
|11/15||Southern University||Baton Rouge, LA||6:00 PM|
|12/13||SWAC Football Championship||Houston, TX||TBA|
*Times are subject to change. Homes games will be played at Rice-Totten Stadium.*
Courtesy: MVSU Sports Information